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The Department of Forest Science offers courses leading to a BSc (Forestry) as well as to graduate degrees in forest science and a specialized MSc degree in Wildland Recreation. The department aims to train foresters with the ability to apply current knowledge and adapt new information to practice forestry competently; and to foster graduate studies and research; encourage technology transfer through extension programs; and to cooperate with industry, government and other University departments in order to increase teaching and research opportunities (PACCR, 1983). Chairs: 1971-1974 John David Schultz; 1974-1975 Peter John Murphy (Acting); 1975- Peter John Murphy; 1980-1981 James A. Beck (Acting); 1984-1989 James A. Beck; 1989- Bruce P. Dancik.